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Denoting, in a complex sound, a mathematic relationship among the frequencies of the fundamental tone and its overtones so that the frequencies of the overtones are whole number multiples or partials of the frequency of the fundamental tone; the resulting auditory effect has a musical or pleasant quality, as opposed to noise. See: noise.
[G., L. harmonia, agreement, articulation, fr. harmos, joint]


Agreement, balance, or compatibility.

functional occlusal harmony

Ideal occlusion of the teeth such that in all mandibular positions during chewing the teeth function efficiently and without trauma to supporting tissues.
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Harmonization of measurement results of the alcohol biomarker carbohydrate-deficient transferrin by use of the toolbox of technical procedures of the International Consortium for Harmonization of Clinical Laboratory Results.
28) As well as the directly applicable provisions of the Treaty regulating the four freedoms, (29) the harmonization of laws between Member States is viewed as a necessary instrument for achieving the primary Treaty objective of "economic, social and territorial cohesion, and solidarity among Member States.
There are two ways to achieve accounting convergence: harmonization and standardization.
130) It is unclear whether harmonization in these various sectors would involve merely the harmonization of procedures and the use of foreign regulatory resources as proxies, or whether standards would be harmonized.
Now, it may seem counterintuitive that harmonization would be undesirable--even dangerous--in relation to regulations aimed at the prevention of hazard or the promotion of public health, but at least in certain pertinent areas I have studied in some detail, I am persuaded that such is the case.
The test-standards harmonization effort should help both processors and resin suppliers get in line with growing trends of global business competition and recognized international quality standards.
Harmonization would assist in realizing the "level playing field" that the above efforts are attempting to achieve.
Under the new "cooperation procedure," which applies to most measures involving harmonization, the Commission and the Council must take into account amendments that the Parliament proposes.
John Eckfeldt: I believe that failure to test commutability of reference materials is one of the main reasons for the lack of harmonization of clinical laboratory test results that have well-established reference systems.
The scorecard comes in response to requests from the ASEAN heads of government and ASEAN economic ministers for the respective industries to provide their active feedback and perspectives on the integration and harmonization of their sector in ASEAN as part of the building of the Single Market under the ASEAN Economic Community by 2015.
The modifications to the customs law that refer to the harmonization of the European legislation were presented to the businessmen by the director of the Customs Administration, Vanco Kargov.